Bexley Kay Hughes, age 18 months and 19 days, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2023 at her home. Funeral services will be 6PM, Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at Wilson’s Funeral Home in Wellsville, KS with visitation from 4-6PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Bexley Hughes Memorial Fund in care of Wilson’s, PO Box, 486, Wellsville, KS 66092.
Bexley Kay Hughes was born January 14, 2022 in Olathe, Kansas the daughter of Dalton Riley Hughes and Grace Katherine Graniewski. She loved to have her mom take her to Dad’s work so they could work as a family, and she would get to see grandpa. She always had her work boots on and loved playing in the dirt. She made sure she had one of her purses or a backpack to carry all her toys.
Books and music brought her so much joy. She would bring books to anyone that would read to her. She also enjoyed sitting in the chair and reading to herself. She loved dancing, clapping and singing along to any music. Some of her favorite nursery rhymes were Rock a Bye Baby, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Patty Cake. Her dog Bentley was a source of continual entertainment as she chased him around the house and tormented him.
Bexley traveled with her parents and had already been to 14 States and the Bahamas. Playing in water was one of her favorite things to do whether that was taking the boat out with nanna and papa, swimming in the pool with grandma, or swimming in the ocean where she was able to watch the sea turtles and sting rays.
Bexley had her little sayings. Some of her favorites were “Uh oh, oh no, no, and da da”. She loved to have conversations about her day. She had already mastered the art of talking with her hands and using facial expressions to share her stories. Bexley had acquired a taste for ranch dressing just like her momma. She would dip everything she could find in it and lick the ranch dressing off.
Bexley simply loved people just like her Dad. She always had a smile for everyone she met and quickly acquired the nickname “smiley” from her great grandfather. She loved playing with her cousins and staying with her Aunt Carissa and Uncle Danny. She enjoyed her sleepovers at Grandma and Grandpa’s house. Bexley enjoyed her visits from Uncle Nick and Aunt Madison where she would get a good snack and play on Aunt Madison’s phone. She enjoyed getting to see Grandpa Gary at his home and play.
Bexley was loved by so many and shared so many experiences in her life. Bexley and her mom spent every day learning new things. Bexley was so inquisitive and a quick learner. She loved to go on adventures of any sort. Close friends of her parents loved being her 2nd parents; and Bexley so loved them too.
Bexley was a shining light to so many people and will be forever missed.
She is survived by her mother and father, Dalton and Grace; paternal grandpa and grandma Darrel R. and Sherry Hughes of Wellsville; paternal Nana and Papa, Wanda M. and Dave Benton of Maumelle, AR; maternal grandma, Jeri K. Graniewski of Lenexa, KS; maternal grandpa, Gary R. Graniewski of Gardner; paternal great-grandmother, Bea Hughes of Wellsville; paternal great-grandmother, Lois Ecord; maternal great-grandfather, Bill Larsen of Sioux Falls, SD; maternal great-grandfather, Richard Graniewski of Omaha, NE; aunt and uncle, Carissa and Danny Erlacher (Landyn, Elliotte & Emery) of Wellsville; uncle and aunt, Nick Graniewski and Madison Turner of Wellsville; aunt and uncle, Emily Hess and Spencer Plush; great aunts and uncles; Susan Layton, Karen Proctor, Kathy Mace & Gary Mace, Rhonda Buntrock (Lindsey and Jessica), Ron Hughes and Susie Eckert (Mandy & Jared Scholz), Clay and Candy Hughes (Holly, Kimberly & Amy), Andi and Gary Barrett (Jack & Tommy); and many other second cousins, and family friends that loved her and called her their own. She is preceded by her great-grandmothers, Nancy Larsen and Virgina Graniewski, great-grandfathers, Roger Hughes and Clyde Mace, great-uncle Terry Mace and second cousin, Jacklyn Buntrock (1998).